La Redoute is moving into the US market. The French fashion and home products retailer, which trades in the UK through laredoute.co.uk, is selling into the American market through Amazon and eBay, using ChannelAdvisor’s Marketplaces.
Argos has today unveiled its first “store for a digital future”. These images are of the multichannel retailer’s first digital concept store, at Old Street, London. It is the first of six such stores to open – four in London and two new stores in Dunfermline and Colchester – which (more…)
Occa Home has won funding of £1.5m from investors including former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy, who has joined the online retailer’s board. Investment for the interior design specialist retailer has also come from Artemis Fund Managers, a consortium of private equity funds, as well as from existing shareholders Bill (more…)
Morrisons today started to set out how its online grocery service, set to go live in January, would be different from those of its competitors. In a presentation released following an investors’ day, Neal Austin, group logistics and supply chain director at Morrisons, which is the last of the UK’s (more…)
More than a quarter of Mothercare’s UK sales are now made online, with 33% of all online visits now from a mobile device. In its half-year results, the nursery retailer said its transformation programme was seeing results as online sales continue to grow and its losses narrowed. Online orders placed (more…)
Mothercare Ukraine has launched online, the first of a series of websites designed to extend the nursery retailer’s ecommerce strategy to its franchisees around the world.
One in four of New Look‘s online sales is now collected in-store, the fashion retailer said today. The company said online sales rose by 78.8% in the first half of its financial year, with sales from its own website up by 52.9%. Click and collect, it said, now accounts for (more…)
Morrisons today said its online grocery delivery service was on schedule to launch in January and that by the end of the year it would cover more than 50% of UK homes. The supermarket’s management will hope that the online grocery service can help reverse continuing falling sales. In the (more…)
Ted Baker has taken its website responsive for its relaunch. The company says it will launch the ecommerce website in Australia and the US next year. All are part of a move to take all the Ted Baker sites onto one central platform, based on the hybris commerce platform. The (more…)
Shop Direct has turned in its first pre-tax profit in 10 years, and today said innovations including personalisation would be at the heart of its strategy over the next five years. The online retailer, which trades through brands including Very.co.uk , Littlewoods.com and isme.com , today reported group sales of £1.69bn in (more…)
Mobile commerce at Argos more than doubled in the first half of its financial year to account for 16% of sales, one year into the general retailer’s digital transformation plan. Some 43% of its total sales were made online, including through its Check & Reserve service, with commerce over both (more…)
International sales and faster-than-expected UK growth supercharged sales and profits at Asos , as more than 7m people shopped with the fashion-forward retailer in its latest financial year. The fashion-forward retailer today said sales from its Russian website were strong and that it would imminently launch its China website as (more…)
We’ve seen extensive evidence in recent months that British retailers are looking to new markets in order to grow their sales and expand their businesses. Now support has come from the Government as well. This week business secretary Vince Cable unveiled a programme to support 7,000 small and medium-sized businesses (more…)
L’Oréal is aiming to boost its annual direct ecommerce revenues to €300m in 2016 from €250m, and this week Vincent Stuhlen, global head of digital at L’Oréal Luxe, explained how the company plans to achieve that.
A chain of 25 Simply Be and Jacamo shops is to be opened across the UK as the clothing brands expand further from their online and catalogue roots. Parent company N Brown Group plans to grow the brands on the high street following a trial that has to date seen (more…)
Mobile Fun has announced a 14.7% boost to sales after a year in which it opened for business in 22 new countries.
Argos has appointed a new marketing director to be the voice of its customers as the retailer transforms into a digital-first business.
Twitter has hired former Ticketmaster chief exec Nathan Hubbard as its first vice president of commerce. The indications are that it is looking to develop a service for brands to sell goods to consumers from within tweets to generate a new revenue stream beyond advertising. Hubbard’s appointment was confirmed in (more…)
By Oliver Felstead With household expenditure under sustained pressure, UK shoppers are placing greater emphasis on value – increasingly basing purchasing decisions on promotional offers and displaying lower levels of brand loyalty than ever before. Recent Bain/Kantar research shows that, on average, 50% of a brand’s ‘loyal’ users will not be (more…)
Tesco is continuing the expansion of its online food-shopping infrastructure. The supermarket giant has just got planning permission for yet another online food-shopping distribution centre that will operate 24 hours a day. The planned development is on a 12-acre site at Milton Hill, near Abingdon, in Oxfordshire. Tesco said a new (more…)